Hasta Abajo (Don Omar song)

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"Hasta Abajo"
Hasta Abajo official cover.jpg
Promotional single by Don Omar
from the album Meet the Orphans
Released November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
Format Digital download
Genre Reggaeton
Length 3:53
Label Universal Latino, Machete
Songwriter(s) William Landrón, Eliel Lind, Everton Bonner, John Taylor, Sly Dunbar, Lloyd Willis
Producer(s) Eliel
Meet the Orphans track listing
"El Duro"
(2)
"Hasta Abajo"
(3)
"Hooka"
(4)

Hasta Abajo (English: "Get Down") is a song from Don Omar's collaborative album Meet the Orphans released as promotional single from the album on November 17, 2009 through Machete, VI.[1] The song was nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2010 on the category for "Best Urban Song".[2]

Background[edit]

The song was produced by Eliel. A verse in the song references putting on and listening to music from Reggaeton singers El Cangri (Daddy Yankee), Wisin & Yandel, Randy, Ivy (Ivy Queen), Plan B and Tego Calderón among others.[3] The song was originally planned to be included on the re-release edition of iDon,[4] titled iDon 2.0 or Prototype 2.0 but later was cancelled. On November 30, 2009 an official remix with fellow-Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee was recorded and confirmed via Don Omar's official Twitter-page.[5] It was premiered on December 8, 2009.

Music video[edit]

Don Omar in the video.

Two music videos were made for the single, the video for the solo version was filmed on New York City on November, 2009.[4] On December 2009 Don Omar stated through his official website that Daddy Yankee would appear on the second music video for the remix version, and that it would be directed by Carlos Pérez.[6] The music videos for both versions were filmed on January 12, 2010, the Haiti earthquake day, according with Don Omar's Twitter.[7] 2 teasers of the video were posted, the first on August 11, 2010 and the second on September 2, 2010.[8][9] The music video for the version with Don Omar only, almost a year after the release of the song, was premiered on November 14, 2010.[10] The video for the remixed version with Yankee, remains unreleased.

Chart performance[edit]

Talento de Barrio is the album version of Daddy Yankee.

The song debuted on number #25 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs, reached number #9, on the Tropical Songs debuted on number #4 making it most highest debut without having a music video or album for this song, on this chart peaked to number #2, "Hasta Abajo" is also Don Omar's third number #1 hit on the Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart, topped for five weeks consecutives.[11] The song is also charted on the Latin Pop Songs on number #12 and topped the Venezuelan Singles Chart for third time.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[13] 9
US Latin Rhythm Airplay (Billboard)[14] 1
US Tropical Airplay (Billboard)[15] 2
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[16] 12
Venezuelan Singles Chart[12] 1
Venezuelan Latin Chart[12] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Latin Songs Year End 2010[17] 43
US Latin Tropical Songs Year End 2010[17] 10
Preceded by
"Te Pido Perdón" by Tito El Bambino
Venezuelan Latin Chart number-one single
April 24 - May 29, 2010
Succeeded by
"Cómo Volver A Ser Feliz" by Luis Enrique
Preceded by
"Me Vas a Recordar" by Servando y Florentino
Venezuelan Singles Chart number-one single
May 15, 2010
Succeeded by
"Nadie Como Tú" by Omar Enrique

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide October 30, 2009 Radio premiere Machete, VI
November 17, 2009 Digital download[18]

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